Fabric Canopies at Great Academy Ashton in Ashton-under-Lyne

Great Academy Ashton in Ashton-under-Lyne needed a large number of shade sails with differently coloured roofs to transform the areas outside its school buildings. The staff were looking for fun, eye-catching designs.

What did the project involve?

We installed twenty Maxima StarSail™ canopies at Great Academy Ashton with contemporary Anthracite Grey steelwork. Thanks to its interesting combination of an umbrella and shade sail design, this model is a star attraction at any school – and these products were no exception, accompanying the high-quality facilities and £43 million building well. We manufactured four sets of shade sails, each sporting one of the team’s favourite roof shades of Poppy, Blue, Boulder and Porcelain Green. This all resulted in revolutionised grounds at this institution where students could freely spend time in rain or shine.